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Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Ministries to Be Established

The Erguna Wetland, in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, is seen in June 2015. Photo: VCG
The Erguna Wetland, in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, is seen in June 2015. Photo: VCG

China will establish two new ministries — one overseeing the protection and exploitation of natural resources and one tasked with environmental protection — according to a major government reorganization plan proposed by the State Council to boost efficiency.

The new Ministry of Natural Resources will absorb functions currently assumed by eight other ministries and administrations in a bid to better protect natural resources and coordinate their use, according to the draft plan announced Tuesday.

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